Nikki Stern is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and USA Today. She also writes regularly for a number of online sites. She is editor-in-chief for Does This Make Sense, an online site that celebrates skepticism. She is the author of Because I Say So: The Dangerous Appeal of Moral Authority, in which she looks at the role moral authority plays in our society. The book is also a memoir, in it, Stern shares personal recollections about her experiences as a 9/11 widow.
In addition to her previous career in public relations, Ms. Stern spent a dozen years in the entertainment business as a composer, performer and producer. She was the founder and prime mover of Ruthenia Music, a music production house in Manhattan and released two albums of original songs on which she performed. She also scored for film, books on tape, radio and live theater, including seven interactive murder mysteries, three of them published by Samuel French.
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